We’re excited to announce that #WeAllGrow Cities was a huge success! We started in New York with #WeAllGrowNYC and then made our way back west for the Los Angeles version of brunching, learning and networking at LA’s trendy and chic Studio 1342. The space provided the perfect landscape to showcase #WeAllGrowLA with its open-beamed ceilings, natural light, and greenery serving as a unique backdrop. Oh, and did we mention it was a perfect 76 degrees?The schedule for the day was very similar to to our Brooklyn half-day workshop but of course in #WeAllGrow fashion we added a few special things to the mix for our west coast amigas.
Here are our 5 most memorable moments from #WeAllGrowLA
#WeAllGrowLA welcomed Latina influencers with an opening Mentor Q&A Panel, “Ahead of the Curve: Standing out through the power of Trendcasting” with Trendsetters Roxy Limon, Claudia Felix-Garay, and Alexys Gabrielle. They shared their thoughts about trends and classic pieces along with how they go about finding the best deal.
Following the Q&A panel, we continued with day with networking breaks and mentor chats starting with Founder and CEO of RLPR, Roxana Lissa, who presented “Going Beyond your Online Presence” to our attendees. We also had Pinterest Community Manager, Sara Martineau, on board to talk about the “Power of Pinning,” along with an inspirational presentation by Davina Ferreira, Publisher of Alegria Bilingual Magazine, where she talked about “Creating Bilingual Content for our Higher Self.” We ended our sessions of the day with lessons in “Visual Storytelling and Branding with Instagram” presented by our very own Rachel Matos of theArtMuse and Latina Bloggers Connect.
Our amazing sponsors
We feel a tremendous amount of gratitude for every sponsor who joins us on all #WeAllGrow events. Without them, none of this could be possible.
Celebrity beauty expert, Peter Lamas, hosted a beauty lounge complete with hand spa treatment while French-inspired all natural sparkling refreshment Diabolo Beverages kept everyone refreshed throughout the day with tasty mocktails. The sweetness continued with a Sweet Bar provided by SuperMama’s Podcast and a cocktail hour sponsored by Avión Tequila. We’re also grateful for the contributions provided by Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Best food EVERChef Eddie Ruiz of Corazón y Miel was on board to make the day savory with a delectable brunch that satisfied even the most pickiest of eaters. Guests enjoyed a delicious brunch that included a Fall Frittata with Chicken, Winter Honey Lox Toast, Spicy Chicken Enchilada Cake, and French Toast Bread Pudding with a choice of a Las Palmas Michelada or a Honey Berry Royale and Honey Leche. All recipes included our sponsors Foster Farms, Got Milk?/Toma Leche, Las Palmas Sauces & the National Honey Board.
It’s not a success without the company of women who inspire us everyday to do this. It is the community’s energy, drive and determination that keeps us plugging away at our computers every day to think of new and exciting ways to keep us all inspired as we forge ahead!
Latina Makers Market
We introduced #LatinaMakersMarket and it was basically the best idea ever. Latina designers and shop owners in one place? Kind of amazing. #WeAllGrowLA hosted its first Latina Makers Market, featuring Latina small business owners. The inaugural market included Shop Limonada, iLaments, The Orphaned Earring, Chaca Chaka, and Mixed Up Clothing.